Clone #115/177, Yamhill-Carlton
Matteri is a unique vineyard in the far North of Yamhill Carlton devoted solely to Pinot Noir. It sits alone on a South-facing ridge, isolated at 550 feet of elevation. Robert Matteri first planted here in 2011 and our blocks consist of Dijon 115, which is praised for its round, supple tannins and exotic aromatics. The Coastal Mountains provide a pronounced rain-shadow effect at Matteri, making this a cool, dry and wind-swept vineyard with a long growing season. The result is concentrated fruit with small clusters and thick skins providing intensity and structure.
The 2018 Matteri was fermented between French oak barrels and concrete with 35% whole cluster inclusion then aged for 16 months in 40% new French Oak. Site and clone come together in a firm and powerful wine, full of black fruits, rose petal, exotic spices, leather, dried citrus and tobacco. The palate is a blockbuster, alternating between bright fruit and concentrated minerality. The wine shows substantial structure, with the polished tannins indicating serious cellar potential.
(Jeb Dunnuck – 90-92)
87 Cases Made.